Title

How can technology enhance elderly adherence to self-managed treatment plan?

DOI

10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.140

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Procedia Computer Science

Volume

141

First Page

472

Last Page

477

Keywords

Control Theory, Goal Setting Theory, Motivation to Adhere, Older Adults, Technology to Motivate the Elderly

Abstract

Patient non-compliance with treatment care is one of the leading causes of increasing healthcare costs and hospital readmissions. Elderly patients, those 65 years and older, are especially prone to losing motivation to adhere to treatment, particularly when selfmanagement is required and they are infrequently checked by providers. This study investigates the effect of information systems on retaining motivation to adhere to self-management and satisfaction with treatment. Drawing upon goal-setting and control theories, we found that clearly defined and revisited goals are more likely to be followed by elderly patients if progress is monitored and regular and timely feedback is provided by their provider.

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